Status: Part-time, temporary (non-exempt, 25 hours per week)
Department: Counseling Center
Reports to: Director
Duties and Responsibilities
• Provide individual and group counseling for Paul Smith's College students to address a variety of mental health concerns and adjustment difficulties. Serve as advocate for students and as a source of referrals.
• Maintain updated knowledge of legal, ethical and professional issues including a working knowledge of DSM criteria, recommended therapeutic interventions and psychopharmacological treatments.
• Maintain complete documentation and accurate records; prepare monthly, annual and other reports as assigned.
• Rotate on-call crisis intervention after regular business hours according to established protocol. Follow prescribed procedures in emergency situations.
• Participate in the hiring, training and supervision of Peer Educators for educational programming on alcohol, sexual health, healthy relationships, diversity and other identified areas of need.
• Demonstrate ability to make clinical and ethical decisions in a team-based environment.
• Collaborate on early identification and intervention of at-risk students with other staff
• Assist in the training of and consultation for Residence Life Staff and others including
parents, faculty and staff.
• Develop, implement, and present outreach, programming and education workshops as
• Assist with the design, planning, implementation and review of departmental and
campus-wide policies and procedures. Serve on college committees as may be required.
• Maintain licensure and certification within New York State and membership in
appropriate professional organizations.
• Perform other duties incidental to the work described herein, and as assigned by the
Director of the Counseling Center.
Requirements and Preferences
• Licensed as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or a Professional Counselor (LMHC) in the State of New York. If unlicensed, able to obtain New York licensure within one year of hire date.
• Previous clinical experience with a college-age population ( preferably within a college counseling center)
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working knowledge of MS Office applications, and commitment to working with the college student population are essential.
• Two years of experience in crisis intervention, individual and group counseling, peer education, program development and delivery, and alcohol and substance abuse issues, in a higher education setting is strongly preferred.
• Ability to walk, climb stairs, sit at a work station for an extended period of time and to lift 25 pounds is required.
• Ability to work occasional weekends and evenings to meet the expectations of the position.
Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Microsoft WordTM format to: firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing address: Paul Smith's College, Human Resources, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970. Faxed to: (518)327-6161. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Paul Smith's College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V